There appear to be renewed plots in political circles around the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s camp to draft Osinbajo back into the 2023 presidential race.
Although close aides of the Vice President described this as mere speculation, arguing that their principal won’t be leaving the All Progressives Congress, APC, sources insisted at the weekend that active suggestions were going on regarding the possibility of an Osinbajo/Kwankwaso ticket on the platform of the NNDP.
Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano State, is the presidential candidate of NNPP, a new party that seems to resonate with political elements across many northern states.
Meanwhile, there is the insinuation of Mr. Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, also running with Kwankwaso on the platform of what their fans called ‘Third Force’.
“One of the factors driving the push for an Osinbajo/Kwankwaso ticket is the need to give vent to what is a nationwide yearning for a different kind of political leadership, something that the VP has come to represent to Nigerians,” one of the sources said.